I told you I love this From the Herd stamp set. This card was designed by my sister and upline, Tina. I think this card is hilarous — kind of reminds my of the camel — hey Mike, what day is it….. The base of the card is Soft Sky. They stamped the "herd" and colored with with markers. She adhered the stamped piece to a film piece that was cut using the On Film Thinlits. She stamped the Snapshot stamp and colored with markers and then cut out by hand. I just love this card.
The Painted Petals stamp set from the Occasions Catalog is such a great set. You can make very elegant cards very quick. There is matching designer paper that is gorgeous.This card has lots of texture. The base is Blackberry Bliss with a layer of Whisper White that has been embossed with the Perfect Dots embossing folder. The flowers were stamped on Whisper White with Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Pear Pizzazz inks. After you stamp the flowers run that piece through the Perfect Dots embossing folder too. The ribbon is from the Occassions Catalog too - Hello Honey Quilted Cotton Ribbon. The words — You Are Amazingly Amazing is stamp with Blackberry Bliss ink and punched out with the Decorative Label punch — also added a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock behind the words — just punch with the Decorative Label punch — cut in half and adhere to the back of the words.
Chalkboard Art — it is so popular right now. Stampin' Up! now has Chalkboard Cardstock — it is so cool to play with. It is heavier than our regular cardstocks — one side looks and feels like regular cardstock but the other side has a coating and it feels like a chalkboard. We have three special Chalk Inks — Aquamarine, Rose Coral and Yellow Citrus — and you can also use the White Craft Ink. The inks take a little longer to dry so you have to be careful so you don't smear it.
The stamp set I used on this card is called Birthday Bash. There is coordinating designer paper also called Birthday Bash — it is a specialty paper because two of the papers have gold flecks in the designs that are pretty awesome. The side panels on this card are adhered down leaving the center to open for the birthday greeting.